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 Post subject: 100% or 90%
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:57 pm 
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100% Load
Pro: Get work unit done faster.
Con: CPU Temps
Con: Programs open slightly slower

90% Load
Con: Get work unit done slightly slower.
Pro: Lower CPU temps
Pro: No effect at all on computer speed due to the buffer zone.

Your decision: Keep it at 100%, whereby getting things done faster and increasing your score, or dropping it 10% and have your computer run as it would if you had never heard of folding.
There are ways around this though. Just do some mild overclocking. Say you have a 3.0Ghz computer, and drop it to 90%, meaning F@H is using 2.7Ghz. All you have to do is overclock it 11% and you will be folding at your once 100% level without losing any performance at all.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:59 pm 
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I say 100% and get some more ram. With 1.0 gb, dual channel, no program delay or lag at all with F@H.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:03 pm 
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i dont see the purpose of buying a gig if i dont use it


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:04 pm 
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rather true. The only diffs i've seen so far is video encoding is a bit faster, and audio encoding is rediculousally fast (5% in about a minute, on an hour long file)


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I had a stick of 256meg go bad on me and I had to run with only 256meg. Slowed everything :cry:
Now I have a 128meg and a 256meg in the system until I get the other back from RMA, at which time I will be back to 512meg. The extra 128meg makes a huge difference since I do a lot of multitasking.
I will bump it up to 1gig after the first of the year just to give me headroom.

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I've got 1 GB of RAM in my AthlonXP 2000+ computer (which I use for folding), and I notice very little performance decrease while F@H is running at 100%.

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the machine in my sig is just fine for folding and everything else at the same time. i dont experience any slow downs. even the thrown together machine(albatron kx400-8x with 128Mb ram and win2k) is running great with almost no slow downs. both these run f@h 24/7 and i still internet both of them on a daily basis.

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strange, i was noticing some rather annoying ones on mine when opening large apps


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IT may be something to do with the drive or windows then. Time for a defreag and tweaking.


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i defrag a minimum of once a day using either voptxp, O&O, or diskeeper


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